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Sisters' Fate

(The Cahill Witch Chronicles #3)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  4,081 ratings  ·  546 reviews
A fever ravages New London, but with the Brotherhood sending suspected witches straight to the gallows, the Sisters are powerless against the disease. They can’t help without revealing their powers—as Cate learns when a potent display of magic turns her into the most wanted witch in all of New England.

To make matters worse, Cate has been erased from the memory of her belo
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published August 14th 2014 by Putnam Juvenile
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Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
If there was ever a book I eagerly awaited it’s SISTER’S FATE by Jessica Spotswood. If you want proof of my insane level of devotion to this series, read my review of the second book in the series, STAR CURSED. I’m actually a little crazy.

Reading this book was extra special because I had just gotten back from shooting King of the Nerds and read most of it while watching my kids at the pool, I had missed them so much so it was a really fun time of doing my favorite past time with my favorite peo
Lelia Nebeker
It's not often that you encounter a series where each book is better than the previous one, but Jessica Spotswood may have achieved this with her Cahill Witch Chronicles. 'Sisters' Fate' is the third and final chapter in the story of Cate Cahill and her magic-wielding sisters living in an alternate version of late nineteenth-century New England. With the help of their fellow witches, the Cahill sisters work to undermine the corrupt oligarchy of the Brotherhood, which seeks to eliminate magic and ...more
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, magic
Sad but amazing ending. Review to come.
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 3.5 stars.
You know it's been a really great trilogy when the characters are different people to who they were in the first book, and when a satisfying ending isn't always synonymous with a happy one. This is a seriously underrated series, so if you're interested in witches, sister relationships, powerful women (literally!), historical or romance, this is definitely worth checking out!
Jun 02, 2013 marked it as to-read
2.5 stars - Spoilers

It was okay, the plot was rather predictable and generic but it still managed to be fairly engaging. What really lessened my enjoyment was the rubbish heroine, she wasn't likeable or endearing in any way… But that seems to be the case for most YA heroines.

-Cate was uninteresting and insufferable, her narration really let the book down. She spent most of her time feeling sorry for herself and banging on about Finn… I loathe heroines who waste time moaning about some guy inste
May 23, 2013 marked it as to-read

Am I the only one who thinks Cate will end up killing Maura in the end? WE SHALL SEE.
Annette Dellosa
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
EDITED 08/22/14:
Oh why oh why was there so little of Finn here? Nevertheless, this book was epic. I liked Cate more in this book than the past two. She grew up and was able to decide for herself.

I want an epilogue though. Can't we have one?

EDITED 09/10/13:
OMG! The cover!!! I love it! Jessica, I do like the other title, Thrice Fated. I love consistency. Nonetheless, I can't wait for this. :)


I know this book's going to have an EPIC finale.
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was just spectacular, there aren't even words.

There were so many feels, I'm surprised my head didn't explode. This book is filled with heartbreak and love, pain and happiness, swoons and hatred and the roller coaster of a ride ends with a few twists that I definitely didn't see coming.

Thank you Jessica, for sharing this amazing journey with us.
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was everything I wanted it to be.
Hannah Cassie
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
MORE? MORE! @ P.S. I love that book!

THE WORLD: The story is set in old times New England when women were supposed to stay home and look after children and the men be the providers. It is also the time when religious Brotherhood is ruling and witches are being killed or locked in insane asylum. In the third book the world gets even worse for the women because they are forbidden to do any kind of work and provide for the family, their place is at home and at home only.

CHARACTERS: Cate is the main
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An unforgettable roller coaster ride that delivers surprises you won't see coming. A satisfying end to an essential trilogy. I guess now I need to start over with book 1 again, right? ...more
Lindsay Smith
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Such a satisfying and rich conclusion to a LOVELY trilogy!!!

Review to come closer to release.
Oct 22, 2013 marked it as to-read
I cried at the end of Star Cursed! I love Finn so much! I need to read this book now!!!
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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5 stars. I loved this book!!! It made me feel so many things, if you couldn't already tell from my status updates. I loved all the characters and the end legitimately made me cry! And I never do that!!! I know this will be one of my favourite books of all time now, maybe one of my favourite trilogies. I love the romance between Finn and Cate - seeing how it develops again was wonderful!! Handled beautifully and I swooned so hard!! OTP for sure!!!! 😍😍😍😍I loved that thought it all though the empha ...more
Sep 10, 2014 marked it as nope
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Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
The whole series was incredible but this ending is one of the most satisfying endings ever. I wouldn't change a thing because it's got the perfect mix of action, love, heartbreak and plot twists.
Lots of tears at the end because Jessica Spotswood's writing is just phenomenal. I just wish to read about these characters forever but this was the perfect conclusion. A series I'll cherish forever surely.
Brittany Perry
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING wrapped in a tortilla of AWESOMENESS and sprinkled with melted glory. Oh first off I loved the first two books. In this one things come to a head and the brotherhood sign their own death warrant. Also the ending was a little predictable but it was very satisfying.
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Well its finally here. The end! I remember when this first installment swept me off my feet. It was a story that I remember and loved so much that I had to follow it. I did. I’m sad to see this series end.

Plot: This story follows what has develop from the first book so if you have not read the books you should. The plot immediately pulls the reader in with a sense of sadness. Much has changed between the sisters even going to far as taking away a loved one. The sisters are having trouble balanci
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It took me a while to actually get around to reading this, in comparison to the time it took between reading Born Wicked and Star Cursed. I couldn't get it at first, because I need to use the Amazon UK (there's no Irish Amazon sadface) and I had to wait till it was available and it obviously wasn't in the library like the other two cause it was just after being published.

Anywho, I think Star Cursed ended on an EXCELLENT cliff-hanger. What the hell was going to happen between Cate and Maura? Maur
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Since reading Born Wicked, I’ve been wondering about the kinds of awful things that might happen to turn the sisters against one another in the grand finale. I got my answer in Sisters’ Fate. And while it’s heartbreaking to witness all the brutality, chaos and deaths, I loved this book so much that I’d made a note in my planner to carve out time in the upcoming weeks to re-read the entire series.

The ending of Star Cursed (book two) was agonizing. Cate was deeply hurt and I wasn’t surprised to se
Jessie Potts
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Why you should read it: This is the final Cahill Witch Chronicle and I'm going to miss the sisters. I love that this isn't set in modern-day times. It gives readers a unique and fun aspect of the series. Cate Cahill is such a great heroine. I feel for her and almost cried when Finn "forgot" her. I hated Maura but wanted her to stop being so devious and start working on her relationship with Cat and Tess. For those of you who haven't picked up Born Wicked, YOU MUST! Cat doesn't think she can do a ...more
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Such a beautiful ending. Yes, there were heartbreaks and loss, (view spoiler) but there were also the strong bonds, loyalty, romance, and the prospect of new beginnings. Not only for the life of the witches, but also for Cate and Finn. It was really great and just... Oh, the feels! ...more
Gabrielle (
Very well done. Loved the ending and how it wrapped everything up. One of my favorite YA trilogies out there right now!

Not sure if I'll be posting a full review soon or closer to the release date. Either way, just know that I LOVED this book.
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in a trilogy. Though it takes place in an alternate 1890s New England, it's very relevant to this time: bullies, overt misogynists chipping away at women's rights, and even fake news. It's also quite a bumpy emotional ride. ...more
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ending is a bit easy but I like overall this serie
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Jess is the author of the historical fantasy trilogy The Cahill Witch Chronicles and the contemporary novels Wild Swans and The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls. She is the editor of the anthologies A Tyranny of Petticoats and The Radical Element, and co-editor (with Tess Sharpe) of Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft. Jess lives in Washington, DC, where she works for the DC Public Libr ...more

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The Cahill Witch Chronicles (3 books)
  • Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)
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“Cate, I cant say what you want to hear. Not yet. I want you to know that--when I do, I'll mean it. Completely. Irrevocably."
"When?" I ask, voice small but hopeful. "Not if?"
"When." He takes my cold hand in his. "I'm falling in love with you more every day. I don't know if they were the same things I loved about you before, but now--the bit of red in your hair. The way you tilt your chin when you get angry, like you're charging into battle. How fiercely protective you are of the people you care about. How big your capacity for forgiveness is. You are an amazing woman, Cate Cahill.”
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